The most important lesson in the three little pigs story is “be prepared”. Apparently a lesson lost on the Senate when they voted to suspend our ability to wage war without relying on foreign fuel.
–as posted previously at Grimland
Back in May, the Senate voted to suspend shipments to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The reason — it could possibly lower prices. Bullshit. How stupid does the Senate and BOTH PARTIES think we are?
Here’s the quick math kids: The SPR receives 70,000 barrels of oil a day. The United States uses as much as 20,000,000 barrels of oil a day or in terms we can understand the oil not sent to the SPR accounts for .4% Put that in money terms. Assuming the 70k was FREE the impact would be less that a half of a percent.
Gas prices are high, and I realize that President Clinton released SPR oil to “help” with a crisis of pricing in the 90’s (which was just as much a joke). That said, the Senate appears to be playing politics and sucking up to consumers instead of thinking. I know this might appeal to ignorant constituents but anyone that takes the time to look things up will immedately see this as what it is — playing with national security to get some votes.
Shame on you Senators.